Spring in Rocky Point, Mexico, while less well-known and crowded than other Mexican tourist hotspots like Cancun and Cabo, still has plenty to offer your spring travels! It’s a popular Spring Break destination and is very popular with residents of the Southwest who need a quick saltwater getaway. Great for families or energetic college crowds, Rocky Point, or Puerto Peñasco, is a booming, affordable vacation destination that’s within an easy drive of big cities like Phoenix and Tucson. Once, it was one of the most successful fishing villages of Sonora, Mexico. Now, the industry is mostly tourism-based, with growth from vacation rental companies, a cruise ship port, and ships departing for cruises along the Pacific coast of Mexico and the Gulf of California.
An Intimate Vacation
If you are looking for all the perks of a mainstream Mexico destination – breathtaking ocean views, exciting culture immersion, exhilarating experiences, and taste-bud-tingling cuisine – but on a smaller, more relaxed and intimate scale, Rocky Point might be just the spring vacation you need!
Hit the Beaches
Famous for our beaches, you can’t visit Rocky Point without checking out the tide pools at Playa Hermosa or the sugary soft sand of Sandy Beach. Besides walking along the beautiful shorelines, or soaking in the sun on a beach chair, check out some of the other adventures the area has to offer:
Kite Surfing – A popular activity for ocean lovers, in Rocky Point you will find lessons for any level, whether you are a total beginner or just need a quick refresher, you’ll be surfing the seas in no time!
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving – With crystal clear waters, abundant reefs and coves, and plenty of marine life to be in awe of, snorkeling or scuba diving is a great activity for a variety of ages! Look up an instructor and book an underwater adventure today.
Kayaking – The Sea of Cortez is the perfect location for a stunning sea kayaking journey. If you take an early morning tour, you might have good chances of spotting dolphins playing in the water!
Rent a Jet Ski – When a beach destination is as easily drivable as Rocky Point, many of our visitors end up just bringing their own equipment! But if you haven’t made that commitment yet, or you’re just packing light, fear not. You can always rent a Jet Ski or Wave Runner from local outfitters and enjoy a day cruising the coastline!
More Family-Friendly Fun – If you’re looking for a little slower paced or cheaper water excursion, you can take a ride on a Banana Boat for about $5. You can tell your driver if you’d like a wild adventure or a mild cruise – which makes this a great activity for families with small children. They will love a gentle ride on the waves!
Boats, Boats, Boats – If you’re looking for more time on the open water, charter a private boat for a snorkel trip around Bird Island or an afternoon of fishing! Or, check out one of Rocky Point’s many sunset cruises. With options ranging from a romantic dinner, swashbuckling pirate adventures, or a fun party cruise, this is a great way to cap off a day of adventuring or relaxing! Another trip you can take on a boat in Rocky Point is one that will get you sky high – parasailing!! Take an unforgettable ride 800 feet above the water and enjoy the views of the stunning aqua waters and incredible coastline.
Explore the Land During Spring in Rocky Point
If you’ve soaked in enough sunshine on your first few days of spring in Rocky Point, take a break from the beach and check out what else we have to offer. Home to some of the best resorts around, Rocky Point brags an array of spa and relaxation treatments that are sure to leave you feeling young and refreshed! Some other things you can do to explore on shore:
Take a Restaurant Tour – Foodie tours are all the rage, and one of Rocky Point will not disappoint. Famous for shrimp fishing, the cuisine in Rocky Point is its own kind of specialty: an exciting fusion of south-of-the-border and fresh seafood. But that’s not all we offer. With fine dining aplenty, you can have all your favorites from home here as well, including, but not limited to, pizza, barbecue, barbecue pizza if you’re in the mood, burgers and steaks, and of course, all the fresh seafood you can imagine.
Go Horseback Riding – Always a fun item to check off the bucket list, riding along the shore on horseback is many young girls’ dreams! Sandy Beach features several stables that offer horseback riding tours for any level of experience, no cowgirl required.
Take in a Round of Golf – With three excellent golf courses in Rocky Point, all open to the public, enthusiasts can hone their skill while enjoying the outstandingly scenic environment. Or if you’re looking for a more family-friendly golf experience, head to one of our mini-golf courses and get your putt on.
All in all, spring is a great time to visit Rocky Point, Mexico. Whether you are looking for a Spring Break blowout bash or just a fun, family-friendly beach getaway, Rocky Point has it all. Contact us and be sure to book now to lock in your best spring in Rocky Point vacation dates!